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This is the new Nexus: a first look at Samsung's Galaxy S4 with stock Android

The best cellphone hardware has been crippled by manufacturer and carrier bloatware and skins, and Google's Nexus lineup has been hamstrung by a lack of LTE and somewhat inadequate specifications. But we've just gotten a look at the big surprise of Google's I/O keynote, a Samsung Galaxy S4 running …

Android Gaming Takes Massive Leap Forward With 'Google Play Game Services'

At Google I/O this morning, Android gaming received a sorely needed shot in the arm, thanks to a new suite of APIs called Google Play Game Services.<p>Let’s face it, we’re living in a multi-device world. Android has reached a milestone of 900 million activations thus far in 2013, and more phones exist …

What Google DIDN’T announce at I/O 2013

This weeks’ Google I/O developer conference was the first in several years where the company limited its keynote appearance to a single day. In this …

Google Play Music All Access Hands-On: All You Want (Minus Friends)

Today at its I/O developer's conference, Google launched Google Play All Access, its long-anticipated subscription music service. I just spent some …

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Larry Page Reminded Us Why We Love Google Today

Larry Page, Google's CEO and co-founder, closed out the Google I/O keynote today with a sentimental, almost subdued speech. He didn't sound like a …

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TCL announces MoVo UD 4K television with Google TV coming later this year

Google just announced it will be upgrading Google TV units to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and China's TCL has announced it will have the first 4K TV built on the platform. We got a look at TCL's custom-skinned MoVo Google TV platform and 4K TVs separately at CES (pictured above, and in the gallery) so …

Google I/O keynote recording available for watching

<i>The opening keynote of Google I/O was full of news and updates from the Google team. The recording of the full livestream is now available for you to watch.</i><p>From the great additions to the toolkit of Android developers to the groundbreaking Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition and the awesome new Maps …

Google Glass laid bare at I/O conference

Google will use a stand at its I/O conference in San Francisco to expose its Glass wearable computer to more scrutiny than ever before.<p>The search giant is refocusing its annual conference on software developers, and has said it does not plan any major hardware announcements.<p>It will, however, put …

Google redesigning Play apps and Play Store on the web

Google's Chris Yerga just announced some nice updates for the Google Play store. For starters, the web view of Google Play will now match up with the recently-redesigned Android app, with some convenient left-side navigation buttons to jump between music, apps, books and so forth. There's also a …

Google takes on Spotify with Google Play Music All Access subscription service, priced at $9.99 per month

Google has formally announced its new subscription music initiative, Google Play Music All Access. Rumors first broke that Google was working on the service earlier this year;<i>The Verge</i> reported just yesterday that Mountain View had in fact closed deals with all three of the major record labels, and …

Google Play game services aims to integrate gaming across Android, iOS and the web, available today

Google Play game developers and players alike are getting a quartet of game-changing additions today: real-time multiplayer, leaderboards, cloud saves and achievements. And that's not all -- the latter three services will function cross-platform between Android, iOS and the web. The whole …

Leveraging Google I/O: Recon Launches Glasses Based On Android

In addition to the 900 million Android activations that Google announced today at Google I/O, there is one small company that will tap into the event’s energy and enthusiasm — Recon Instruments is launching an early version of their new Recon Jet glasses that have a heads-up display, not unlike …

Google turns the Samsung Galaxy S4 into a Nexus phone, coming June 26th for $649

Google just pulled out a Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Google I/O stage, but it's not like any S4 you've ever seen: It runs stock Android, is a completely unlocked device that comes with an unlocked bootloader, and Google's promising prompt system updates as well. The device runs on both T-Mobile and …